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senate and that leads to the second point. the united states senate is a broken institution. several weeks ago, the vice president of the united states and john lewis stood at the bridge in selma, alabama, commemorating a horrific event there in the 1960s. at that time the united states senate was controlled by democrats. russell long of louisiana and many others. had they been in the united states senate today, had they operated then the way the united states senate operates today, the civil rights legislation of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965 would not have been passed. 50 plus one is a majority. not 60 votes. >> all right. >> you know, mika, i've got to go back to the beginning of this session. there was a lot of talk about filibuster reform. i was out there talking about the need for filibuster reform. for whatever reason, the democrats didn't push. i remember saying it. the day they made the rules to get rid of the filibuster, make 50 plus one pass, if they had made that decision when they set up the senate, then this bill would have passed. i got to say just really quickly
's no ambivalence in the united states senate on the gun issue. everybody in the senate has had to deal with it in their career, it's a debate that needs to take place and to slow or dpoer stall the debate depart make any sense to me. >> congressman, senator, i've got you, i remember covering you as a congressman. senator, i want to ask you one other thing quickly about the senate race, your colleague, saxby chambliss is retiring, are you going to endorse somebody in that race? >> the reason they have primaries is so the people of georgia who want to vote, can pick who the nominee of the republican party is going to be. i'm not going to try to play king maker i'm going to let the people of georgia make that decision. i'm going to miss my dear friend saxby, we've been friends since we entered the university of georgia 51 years ago. he's done a fantastic job, georgia is going to miss him. >> senator johnny isaacson of georgia, thank you for taking the time. >>> next, following the money trail. a look at the money and the methods being used to oppose immigration reform. this is "andrea mit
of his party in the united states senate, many of whom just jumped all over him yesterday? >> i think he likes that. i don't think he's -- he is like, look. he got a very favorable "the washington post" editorial and he'll love that. "morning joe." very favorable commentary right here. i guarantee you if he is up watching this right now, got a good david brooks column. he kind of excited this morning. people said this is kind of important to him. the fact all of these guys i'm trying to do something. in his mind, the white house is not totally out of bounds here. they say if we do this it will throw the republicans off and we have put something out there and this is something we would have agreed to any way in the larger context. understand, this president wants a grand bargain. he is going to give away the store in august of 2011. absolutely going to give away the store. he wants that grand bargain. and they view this as the best negotiating strategy and a lot of people disagree with him. they really want this. he genuinely want this. >> going on the lot and offering 26,000 he has the o
that they have. and to have marco rubio, who's a rising star within the party, who's an hispanic united states senator himself, somebody who is likely to run for president, be a formidable competitor at some point, that tells you that this is a priority that is likely very likely to overcome the resistance from some of the southern conservatives like jeff sessions and others. >> elise, what do you make of the senator's multiple appearances on the talk shows what's the take away for you. >> i know marco rubio wouldn't answer the question guilt 2016. but we have to put this to the test. this is a major test for marco rubio and his brand which is in some ways still having to define itself. we don't want to give amnesty to undocumented immigrants but at the same time we need to do something to overall this system. i think that's what he's doing, he's being very aggressive in his messaging. >> i would just add as a postscript, i well remember appearances by barack obama on sunday talk shows in 2006 and even earlier in 2007 when he said that, no, of course i'm not going to run for president. so i wo
on the amendments process, that's always a treacherous path for the united states senate, people can always introduce poison pills, various amendments on things to hurt the overall legislation. but you'll probably see so many senators in agreement on this, that it might not be that big of a problem. >> how far are we in this process, how much support it has? are they 80% through? >> there's eight senators involved and rubio from 92 senators and then you have to open it up to the house. and president obama has been very supportive. this is a key issue for him. some of the liberal groups are going to say we don't want this to be a trigger for some of the -- democrats offline that it's not a trigger, it's goals and that could be a major sticking point and it's up to obama to say whether that trigger is okay or not and he's going to be taking a lot of pressure so that could be an issue that causes rubio to have some heartburn. >> 50% there? >> i think more than 50% is there, we still have struggles on the house, but it's coming along. >> gun legislation will fit the senate floor as soon as tomo
holding those jobs simply to sit there and be called a united states senator? >> but, mike barnicle, here is the rub. as shakespeare would say, here is the rub. if they vote against common sense criminal background checks they will not be there for 18 years. the history is not on wayne lapierre's side. the history is on the 94% side. the 90% side, the 87% side. you pick the poll. not only are they doing the wrong thing, they are doing the wrong thing politically if they don't show courage today and support the background check to keep the guns out of the hands of rapists and terrorists and violent criminal offenders. >> i have a question we might want to ask. i don't know if they dropped the united states in front of their title senator voting against background checks. the question is this. less than 48 hours ago, four blocks from where i sit right now, two devices were exploded. it's terrorism. the intent of terrorism is to make people fearful, to make americans fearful, to gather, to assembly, to go to ballgames and to stay home and coward in their homes. how is it, senator, that ameri
at an assault weapons ban is doomed in the united states senate. now we have this laborious process of senate debate you going to be amendments probably going to weaken it even further. you have the nra waiting for that deterioration to take place. you have politicians that quake at the sight of an nra lobbyist faced with a dilemma. are they influenced by the very human tragedy they are being faced with or will the instincts to quake at the feet of the nra going to take over in the final result? >> eelahe, i would like to look at poll numbers. a new poll shows 65% of women favor stronger gun laws. you what about the gender gap issue. what accounts for that? is it a matter of difference in who ounce guns or a different temperament between the sexes? >> the gender gap on gun laws has been a long-standing one. men are three times more likely to own guns than women and your opinions on gun control and gun legislation are influenced or determined by whether there's a gun in your home. you are seeing the newtown shooting, of course that affected all americans, but mothers, they feel that that speci
week ahead of us here on several issues. tomorrow, the gang of 8, so-called in the united states senate will be revealing its comprehensive immigration reform legislation legislation. marco rubio did seven sunday talk shows yesterday to try to take credit for all of the work that others have done on that issue. and it could be on gun control there could be a vote as early as wednesday on the universal background check compromise that was forged and hammered out by democrat joe manchion and pat toomey of pennsylvania. meanwhile, the mother of one of the sandy hook victims gave the weekw president's weekly address and an aussie won the mast erse. you will find out more about that on current tv. young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us
in the united states are enjoying a policy senator marco rubio described today as defacto amnesty and said if illegal immigrants want to stay under the bipartisan senate group of eight plan, they will need to pay fines and get jobs. this is not amnesty. amnesty is the forgiveness of something, amnesty is anything that says do it illegally, it will be cheap he eer and easier if you're illegally in the united states you're not pro hibited from getting a green card, you have to go back and wait for it. we're create ago alternative to that. >> and another member of the gaining of eight says it will be next week. every disagreement between the eight of us is resolved and i expect the eight of us will introduce the bill on tuesday. >> outside the gang of eight they think the group is on the wrong track. >> and we're going to look at how the flow of workers are going to double the workers, in addition to those legalized, 11 million. >> and the criticism of the immigration legislation senator durbin says stopping 90% of illegal border crossing is a goal and a trigger for a part of the law. >> ever
states. republican senator marco rubio of florida, a member of the group nicknamed the gang of eight, he hit the sunday talk shows, all seven of them, to preview the plan, which includes three main policy goals. >> first of all, universal e-verify system which means you won't be able to find a job in the united states if you can't pass that check. secondly, an entry/exit system. you know 40% of our illegal immigration are people that enter legally and then they overstay their visas and we don't really know who they are because for the most part we only track when people come in. we don't track in and when they leave. and third, is real border security. including fences. >> so rubio insists the plan does not amount to amnesty and says millions of undocumented immigrants now in the u.s. would not be able to become citizens for more than a decade. >>> former first couple, now grandparents for the very first time. jenna bush hager daughter of former president george w. bush and his wife laura gave birth to a baby girl saturday in new york city. she is named margaret laura after her grandmoth
. these concerns continue in the united states senate today. about emails thing that was raised again by senator boozman. i explain my idea of having a secondary email was started by christie todd whitman and is continued by democrats and the balkans following. one republican had as a moniker, tofu@epa.com. in order to figure out what they need to answer, they have done that. i would like to ask you for the record, i understand the epa inspector general is looking into the agency's emailed management practices. are you aware of this ever and could you describe us what you know as of this date how that is going? >> inspector general is doing an audit, which we are participating in. i certainly feel and i believe the agency does as well that it is a great opportunity for us to have their independent view of what we can do well and approval on. the acting administrator is working closely with them and we are going to be taking their recommendations to heart and doing everything we can improve the system at epa, as we always would. >> ok. i will yield my time to senator vitters. i have to ask you --
acceptable, likable to certain sectors of 435 members of the congress of the united states. but i'm sure once we, once the senators unveil theirs and we shortly thereafter unveil ours, as i expect we will, then i think you'll hear people say, pick and choose different parts. but it's going to be a comprehensive immigration reform bill. and i've got to tell you something. the american public on november 6th said, stop picking winners and losers, get together in a bipartisan approach. it's what we want you to do. and that's what mario and i and a lot of other really good men and elm with on the republican and democratic side are doing on the issue of immigration. the people yesterday that were clamoring for change here in washington, d.c., expect no less. they don't expect me to wake up in the morning and fight with mario and that that's the challenge of the day. they expect me to sit down with mario and find 218 votes, republican and democratic, and get this done. >> does this, realistically, have to get through the senate first before the house takes it up? >> i don't think so. >> look, we ha
states. you've been deeply involved on hillary clinton's senate and presidential campaigns, i can't let you go without asking you a little bit of politics, where do you think hillary clinton is leaning as it relates to relates to running again in 2016? >> i think it is 50/50. >> what makes her mind up? >> what makes her mind up? >> yes. >> i would imagine this is a combination of many, many factors. it is going to be a balance between whether she can do more in private life like her husband is doing with the clinton foundation or whether as president of the united states, she can accomplish all that she would like to accomplish on behalf of others. >> thank you for your time and the book is "hearts on fire. "thanks. >> we'll be right back. through. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. how sharp is your business security?o! can it help protect your people and property, while keeping out threats to your operations? it's not
states if you're not legally here. >> one of your toughest republican critics on this, senator sessions, is listening to this interview right now. and he asked the question, is this bill enforcement first? or is it legalization first? and the bottom line is, with legalization being just six months, the answer is, this is legalization first, isn't it? >> first, yeah. it's important to understand that if you do just -- that was my original position. the problem is, that what do you do in the meantime? while you're doing all the enforcement mechanisms, what do you do with the people that are undocumented? is it a big game of cat and mouse, if we catch you, you have to leave. if not, in the future you get to apply. i want to freeze the problem in place, so it doesn't get worse. the second thing, we don't want a rush on the border. they're doing this enforcement stuff. in a few years, they're going to start some process. let me sneak in now to take advantage of it. we don't want that, either. i want to freeze the problem in place. i'm not happy with the fact we have millions of people here i
states. i am very high on this young senator from a florida. host: another issue in the news. gun control of the legislation. we see a major gun rights group is breaking with the powerful nra and coming out in favor of the bipartisan proposal on background checks by senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey, republican of pennsylvania. the citizens committee for the right to keep and bear arms. this,gnificant is senator? guest: i don't know. these people have a right to their viewpoint, but i'm a lifelong member of the national rifle association. when my son was born 26 years ago, my only goal gave him a gaveription -- my uncle him a subscription of the youth magazine of the nra. the second amendment protects gun rights for decades and decades. for another group to come along and claim to be the second- largest gun rights organization is fine. there's more of a schism than this article mentions. i looked at it this morning on the front page of the washington post, also. there's another group to the right of the nra. said the nra on thursday it's probably a good idea to g
in a president of the united states. i am very high on this young senator from a florida. host: another issue in the news. gun control of the legislation. we see a major gun rights group is breaking with the powerful nra and coming out in favor of the bipartisan proposal on background checks by senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey, republican of pennsylvania. the citizens committee for the right to keep and bear arms. how significant is this, senator? guest: i don't know. these people have a right to their viewpoint, but i'm a lifelong member of the national rifle association. when my son was born 26 years ago, my only goal gave him a subscription -- my uncle gave him a subscription of the youth magazine of the nra. the second amendment protects gun rights for decades and decades. for another group to come along and claim to be the second- largest gun rights organization is fine. there's more of a schism than this article mentions. i looked at it this morning on the front page of the washington post, also. there's another group to the right of the nra. while the nra on
to get more normal relations with cuba and the united states? >> well, that's up to cuba. if cuba wants normal relations, there are certain things they need to do like become a normal country that respects the rights of their citizens. i thought it was hypocritical of beyonce and jay-z to go down to cuba. there is narcotic a roper right now in cuba who's right now on a hunger strike and has been persecuted because of his lyrics. he's an entertainer, he's not in the middle of any public discourse here. it's important to point out when people take stances like that that are absurd, beyond that the fundamental problem is not jay-d and beyonce. the fundamental problem is that these trips to cuba are being abu abused. they are not people to people trips, they are tourist trips that provide a currency for a tyrannical regime at that get hard currency. that's why the trips need to be carefully scrutinized. >> final question on politics, can a nominee of the republican party in 2016 be a champion for an immigration reform policy that provides a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in t
over the border in united states. there hasn't been that much net immigration over that period of time. partly because the economy shear not as great as it was a half decade ago and partly because the fertility rate has dropped considerably. there is not much of a need to go north to find jobs. >> as you know the house is working on an immigration overhaul plan, as well. what do you think the house plan will align with the gang of eight's plan? >> there is their own version. there is another gang of eight and they are working on a bipartisan plan as well. some of the details that ever leaked out, roughly similar to what the gang of eight is working on in the senate. the whole question is once that passes the senate and the house, has their own bill, what will happen in the house? will republicans rally around the bill? will speaker boehner have to support a bill that is not supported by the majority of the republicans in the caucus? it may depend on democrats to pass it. so that is up in the air. while legislators may be cautiously optimistic with a deal being done in the house and sen
-hour conversation between the senate and the president of the united states about the most substantial issues that we face in debate on the floor and got a better understanding from where everybody is coming from and a better understanding of where we need to get to. >> brian: when you made up the roster, why was it important that marco rubio be on it? >> well, i love all my senate colleagues. i picked the 11 other people other than myself that i thought represented the south, the north, the midwest and the west, both in the political spectrum, new england, moderates, right of center. i tried to get a good coalition that represented what the senate republicans stood for. >> brian: marco rubio was able to come. in terms of an engagement, was there anyone who engaged more with the president when it came to economic issue, guns or immigration? >> no, in fact, immigration came up a little, same thing in terms of guns. most of the discussion was about fiscal policy, about the tax policy, about revenues, about entitlements. that was the gist of the meeting and the heart of the meeting. >> brian: wh
have died at the end of a gun. thousands of other families across the united states are also drowning in our grief. please help us do something before our tragedy many billions your tragedy. gregg: former new york senator al d'amato is a fox news contributor. he joins us here on the set. pleasure to see you. >> good to be with you. gregg: the president is utilizing the newtown families to make his case for gun control but in some ways is he exploiting this tragedy and the grieving families for political purposes? >> well the answer is yes but it is very effective. gregg: is it unseemly? >> no. gregg: why not? >> i don't believe so. gregg: really? >> yeah. you know, i've got 3-year-old and 5-year-old. it is heart-wrenching when someone is lost like this woman her 6-year-old child comes on, says, look you've got to do something. notwithstanding i believe in the second amendment. there are things and legislation pending now that can and will make it tougher for people who shouldn't get guns to get them. it will not correct all of the problems and so, it is a very effective political tool
to 11 million people will really hurt blue-collar workers in the united states. here he is speaking on this week yesterday. >> i think the public interest is to figure out how we can deal with the crisis we face. how we can have a lawful system that service the national interest without hammering the civil rights commission members have said the average low-income workers, the african-american and hispanic worker that's here. >> reporter: senator rubio goes to great pains tosy this is not amnesty for illegals. there will be penalties involved, fines involved for people in the country illegally. they also have to pay taxes which is something they presently do not do. there will also be e-verify think biwhich employers hire nibble legal or with a green card or granted citizenship has to verify their citizenship through the database. jenna: a lot to do on this bill. doug, thanks very much. >> reporter: sure. rick: it comes exactly on one day a year, tax day. most of us do not look forward to it. in fact this year is the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. it takes the average
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